October 1st in Arts & Culture

Certainly, every writer’s dream is to have a room of one’s own unimpeded by the daunting tasks of everyday life. But these are rough times, and who can afford to put themselves in an aesthetically pleasing solitude for a more than an hour? Well, now, maybe you. The Paris Review has announced today that they’ve partnered up with Standard, East Village to find a new Writer-in-Residence. The lucky recipient of their endowment must be a writer with a book under contract, and will receive a room at the hotel for three weeks of uninterrupted work. Check out the application and details

Last week we listened to Sleigh Bell’s remix of Phoenix’s “Trying to Be Cool,” but when not tweaking and shaking other’s tracks, the Brooklyn duo have been gearing up to release their new album Bitter Rivals. “Even though our music is bombastic and tough and abrasive, this record is super positive,” singer Alexis Krauss tells Rolling Stone. Head over there now to stream the whole album in its entirety before it drops on October 8th via Mom + Pop.

So far this fall, we’ve taken at look at both the best in film events, retrospectives, and premieres happening around New York City as given our essential alternate fall film guide, but as today marks the beginning of a new month and the true start to autumn, plenty of new features will soon be rolling into theaters near you. For a comprehensive list on what to see, check out The Dissolve’s 2013 Fall Movie Preview
 
This past week, the Coen Brothers’ highly-anticipated new feature Inside Llewyn Davis premiered at NYFF at rave reviews. Based on the memoir The Maymor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk, the film reunites Drive‘s Irene and Standard (Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac) as Llewyn and Jean to tell the story of the titular character, a song-songwriter making his way through the 1960s folk scene in New York City. Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, John Goodman, and Garrett Hedlund round out the cast. So in anticipation for the film, check out Inside Llewyn Davis’ press conference held at Lincoln Center with Joel and Ethan Coen, Oscar Isaac, and John Goodman, hosted by Kent Jones. 

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